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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> i don't think government can solve all our problems but government's not the source of our problems, either. >> i have a plan. i have five steps that will get this economy going. >> i'm not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm trying to create american jobs. >> i will not raise taxes on middle-income americans. >> the debates will matter to some undecided voters. >> the debates could decide the election for either one of us. >> from denver, colorado, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we're about to see the one thing we haven't seen in this long campaign for the presidency-- the candidates side by side. it's the first of three debates between the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger, 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing sta
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
it doesn't actually cut revenues to the government. but there are cuts in the tax rate that individuals pay. i'm not sure how to count whether that is or is not a tax cut. >> reporter: bottom line, $5 trillion not $5 trillion or there is no bottom line? >> the romney-ryan plan has never specified exactly what the loopholes they will close or how the math adds up, but they say it is not a $5 trillion tax cut because it has these other residual benefits. >> well, that cleared that up, didn't it? both candidates are working hard, though, to win the support of young voters. >> last night students at the university of maryland in college park watched the debate and then offered their opinions of the candidates in a high- tech way. matt jablow has more. >> reporter: for professor philip resnick, the first general election debate of 2012 marked the call nation of one -- culmination of one full year of hard work. >> i'm looking forward to seeing the technology in action on this scale. >> reporter: a computer scientist at the university of maryland, he developed the software program
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
government and contractors made this place recession proof until we heard the word sequestration. and that's going to take a big hit on this area. what's the latest? >> well, this is a ticking time bomb. we had this massive federal budget package, spending cuts possibly looming. if they trigger because congress hasn't done something, we could lose a lot of jobs in the washington area. washington defense contractors, they would be considered ground zero here. the latest is the white house is again asking defense contractors to stop warning their workers about potential layoffs, so much so now the office of management and budget says the government will cover the legal costs for any contractors that might face lawsuits if they lay off workers without giving them a warning. basically the administration is asking the companies to ignore their liability, the workers potential liability with investors who invest in these companies, they say it's too speck live. republicans say it's playing politics in battleground states like virginia. economists have not stopped warning about the potentially crad
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. spain is among europe's largest economies, but the government has borrowed so much money that it's been forced into huge spending cuts and layoffs to try to repay what it owes. one of the people working to rescue europe is christine lagarde. she's the head of the international monetary fund and one of the most powerful people in the world in finance. the i.m.f. is essentially a massive bank that helps countries manage debt and international trade. at her headquarters in washington, we asked lagarde about the spaniards like the ones you just met. >> i feel very bad and very sorry for the people, because i know how hard it is and i know how difficult it is for people who lose their job, for families who find it difficult to make ends meet. but equally i know that it's necessary. and it's a process through which countries have to go in order to restore their situation and be able to grow again and create jobs again. >> pelley: how long do you imagine the troubles in europe will go on? >> it has been going on for a long time. a lot has been done. you know, the europeans have been serious ab
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
holding recovery money. after other major disasters, the government cut through the red tape to provide aide. >> you are part of the american family. >> conservative commentators say the president's speech was racially charged and devicive. it did not cause controversy when it was covered five years ago and the senior adviser to mitt romney's campaign was asked whether it is relevant to the current election. >> voters have to make that up. they have to look at that video and make up their mind on that individually. >> the white house has not commented about the video, but a senior obama campaign adviser talked about it this morning. >> if the republicans want to defend the bush administration's response, i'm sure the president would give him time during the debate to do that. >> an attempt to change the subject from romney's comments made in a video that surfaced last month. he said 47% of americans are dependent on the government. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> now we should note that the romney campaign says it had nothing to do with the release of that video tape. or
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
view he had when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> reporter: jobs was the dominant issue. the comment that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
government power to spend local tax dollars without getting approval if it goes through. the council plans to vote on it by december. then it would go to d.c. voters in the spring. if it's approved, the congress, though, or the president could still kill it. the entire council is behind the effort but d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget autonomy through a bill in congress instead. >>> here's a look at some other things making news now. officials believe several gunmen took part in an attack which killed a border agent along the u.s.-mexico border. nicholas ivy was killed in the attack and a second agent injured. this is the first time an agent has been killed in the line of duty since a firefight two years ago which exposed operation fast and furious. that was a botched a.t.f. gun smuggling operation. >>> the former penn state graduate assistant who testified that he saw jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 is now suffering the university. mike mcqueary is seeking millions of dollars in damage and claims the treatment by
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Oct 5, 2012 1:35am EDT
the place. if you've got a tip about health risks, government waste, or corruption, e-mail russ at tips at wusa9.com. >> hey, she stepped on that roach, it's gone. i don't see what the problem. >> it's gone. >>> just a few weeks after crews had finished that multimillion dollar renovation at the reflecting pool they've had to drain it again. seems there's been an algae takeover. workers spent the whole day hosing off and scrubbing down. the park service says it is frustrating having to drain the pool so soon. however, they do have this new filtration system in place. it will now take three days to pill the pool back up again. >> i used to have an aquarium, and algae used to be a huge problem. it would take hours to clean. >> are you equating your aquarium with the reflecting pool? >> i'm saying there are some chemicals you can put in that. >> i never knew what the payback was. >> it's peaceful, man. >> a lot of work there. >> it is a lot of work. 81 today, a touch of sawmplt touch of summer tomorrow, then you won't believe what i've done to sunday. let's start with a live look outs
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, following a strong performance at the first presidential debate. >> trickle down government that the president proposes, it is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i want to keep the taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll on the uncommitted voters showed romney won the first debate by a margin of 2- 1. speaking on thursday he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion by how many people we can put on food stamps. but we measure it by how many people you can get a good job to get off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging thursday, something critics say he should have done at the debates. >> the presidented told a crowd of supporters in denver a different challenger showed up wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that will pay for the wealthy. he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: and the president slammed romney for saying he would c
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
hasn't been heard from since august 13th. the u.s. government investigation has gone cold, until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters of syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a word of warning. some viewers may find the following video upsetting. the shaky 46-second-long video shows austin tice as he's being led away. blindfolded and in broken a arabic, he recites portions of a prayer and then shows signs of distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremistwebsites. the u.s. state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin tice, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. they say the video may be staged, saying the clothing is native to afghanistan, not syria. >> it's almost as if someone watched tapings of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manner. >> reporter: before he vanished outside damascus, he had been reporting on the escalating violence in syria as
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
immigrants. >> you get to petition government for changes in policies that affect the community besides all other benefits that citizenship comes with, being able to travel freely. >> reporter: gomez has worked for howard university hospital 11 years. as a citizen she has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for another job. >> reporter: i'm jay jay, jc hayward hey -- jc hayward, 9 news now. >> to learn more you can go to jchayward.com. >>> this is 9 news now. >> my scenes have all corroded on the frames and the doors are getting the same way. >> that was the complaint back in 2005 from residents living near alexandria's coal-fired power plant and today after decades of fighting that plant on the banks of the potomac officially closed its doors. peggy fox sat down with the woman who made it possible. >> this is from the power plant. you can see it's very black and you can see my hands are black from it. >> reporter: 11 years ago elizabeth chimento noticed a strange residue outside. she lives within the site of the
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
says he was wrong when he said 47% of americans feel entitled to government handouts and don't take responsibility for their lives. he previously called his comment inelegant but defended it. however, last night, romney told fox news -- >> reporter: romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia, he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two debates. president obama held back from attacking romney during the debate but that changed when he returned to the campaign trail. >> i almost got to watch out. >> reporter: the president attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and he said romney's positions were so different from what he said in the past he didn't even recognize who he was debating. >> whoever it was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
, health care and role of government in american's lives. >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunity and create ladders of opportunity and create frame works where the american people can succeed. >> what we're seeing right now in my view a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working. >> border violence, tensions ratchet up in the middle east as turkey and syria exchange fire in deadly clashes along their shared border. >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget deficit and health care and looks like the aggressive approach may have paid off for the republican
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 1:35am EDT
it doesn't actually cut revenues to the government. but there are cuts in the tax rates that individuals pay. i'm not sure how to count whether that is or is not a tax cut. >> reporter: okay. so bottom line, $5 trillion, not $5 trillion or there is no bottom line? >> the romney-ryan plan has never specified exactly the loop holes they will close or how the math holds up, but they say it is not a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: all right. so as gary nurenberg says earlier, we're still waiting for the details. we'll get back to you in a minute. now back to anita in the studio. >> all right. we'll be hearing from you again through the night. we want to hear from both parties as well on this. okay. what about the tax cut issue. that big, not that big. it was clearly a point of contention. >> president kennedy cut tax rates, more revenue to the government, fact. president reagan cut tax rates, more money to the federal treasury. fact. that's the point you just heard. that's mitt romney's point. >> the problem, though, is independent tax analysts, including a tax center run by ad
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
later this morning. the government releases its september unemployment report. experts see that jobless rate rising from the current 8.1%. >> we'll be talking about that a little later. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. word this morning that a rare but deadly meningitis outbreak has the potential to get bigger. it's possible thousands of people are at risk. so far at least 35 people in six states have contracted the fungal meningitis. five have died. the shots behind the disease were shipped to 23 states. it's unclear how many people received injections. in tennessee 1,000 people received the tainted shots. >> honest to goodness, i became more and more frightened. >> reporter: on monday sue learned she might have been infected by the fung just in the steroids given for back pain. >> what symptoms are you told to look out for. >> headaches, neck pain. vomiting. dizziness. a lot of flu-like symptoms. >> those could be -- >> could be anything. >> reporter: she was one more of 700 patients who received injections at clinics affiliated with saint thomas hospital in na
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing what they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. wyat >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for every american household. without action by congress, the report says, taxes will go up next year by 20%-- $536 billion overall and will hit americans at every income level, including those living below the poverty line. for a middle-income family making $40,000 a year, taxe
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
taxes. so it doesn't actually cut revenues to the government. but there are cuts in the tax rate that individuals pay. i'm not sure how to count whether that is or is not a tax cut. >> reporter: okay. bottom line, $5 trillion not $5 trillion or there is no bottom line? >> the romney-ryan plan has never specified exactly what the loopholes they will close or how the math adds up, but they say it is not a $5 trillion tax cut because it has these other residual benefits. >> we have more fact checks on our website wusa9.com. and you can hear more from the candidates themselves. >>> in other news, the campaign of john delaney says that he made a mistake by not voting in two elections in the last six years. delaney is a democrat. he's running for congress in maryland. his campaign admits that he did not vote in the 2006 general election or the 2010 democratic primary. he is running against incumbent republican rosco bartlet. this campaign raises questions whether delaney is trustworthy, according to the republicans. >>> clues raised about the disappearance of a senior missing. >> police hav
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
think there's a legitimate argument about whether the federal government should be funding pbs but in terms of the effect it would have on the deficit, it's sort of silly. here's the math. this is how much the corp ration for public broadcasting is part of our budget. two third of our budget is entitlement. the debate should be how do we pare back entitlement spending or cut larger government spending in terms of adding to the deficit. that's just my point this morning. >> well as you know i have a program on pbs but we don't get any money from pbs to create that programming, it comes from underwriters and foundations. it's one square mile with a lot of money. this morning we'll visit monaco the play ground of the rich, sun, and no income tax. you're watching cbs "this morning". two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
both yesterday evening and this morning. i spoke to a senior turkish government official earlier who said the firing has now stopped and that all of the targets was syrian military facilities. secretary of state hillary clinton has called this a very dangerous situation. the fear is it could escalate into a military conflict between turkey and syria. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could even draw in the u.s. because turkey is a nato ally. however, this morning we heard from a senior adviser to the turkey engineer prime minister end he calmed some of those fears by saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> clarissa ward is with us and been reporting on the upridesing in syria for more than a war. good to have you here. so what is the reaction on the part of the syrian free army and the people who are supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected. >> there's a sense of no
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
all people. >> reporter: their targets are banks, businesses and government agencies along the k street corridor. >> fight, fight, fight! >> reporter: their fight against what they call corporate greed and corruption. >> not on my watch. i couldn't get away with it. >> people need to realize their voice matters and for the most part we live in a silent society that doesn't use it. >> reporter: there were no arrests today, but this is part of a so-called week of resistance. so protesters are expected to be out here each day this week. >>> tonight could be a big night here in the nation's capital. >> we hope. so the nats could seal the deal by winning the national league east definition. our derek mcginty is at the park with a preview. >> reporter: we're a little damp at the park, but spirits remain high. part of the reason is as you said one game is all the nats need. we've got a special guest. i want to bring in somebody very important. his name is teddy roosevelt, one of the racing presidents at nats park. a lot of people think maybe this could be his year. maybe as the nats hav
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
that claim to treat a disease-- and that's illegal. for example, the government says this label for a product coaining vitamins and a compound called dim complex is legal because it claims to boost the immune system and support overall health but it does not say it treats a specific disease. this label for a product containing algae and an herb called heal-all is illegal because it claims to treat diseases including herpes and the flu. melissa haffner was the lead analyst. >> this report raises questions about the extent to which these claims are truthful and not misleading. because f.d.a. doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims, there's really no way for them or consumers to know whether or not the claims are truthful. >> reporter: the f.d.a. has only limited power to regulate supplements because federal law classifies them as food not drugs. products are required to be safe but the f.d.a. only monitors them after they're on the market. when it comes to proof, supplement makers are only required to say research has been done, they are not required to
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
in a british jail since 2004. he's been charged by the u.s. government in a series of plots, one thing he's accused of conspiring to kidnap american tourists in 1998 and setting up an al qaeda training camp in oregon in 1999. he started with aiding taliban and al qaeda efforts in afghanistan. >> how come it has taken so long to bring masri to the united states? >> reporter: this has been a long fight. he's been fighting extradition since his m dictment because he knows frankly he faces a life sentence here in the u.s. one of his alleged co-conspirators has already been convicted and he's sentenced to life in prison. masri is an interesting character. he lost both hands and one eye fighting the soviets in afghanistan and he says he suffers a number of physical ailments. he lists diabetes and depression among them. his supporters argued if masri came to the u.s. he would be subject to human rights violations in prison. so they used those arguments to drag these things out. >> who were the other suspects that were brought back? >> reporter: two of them are terrorism financiers. and
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
-- has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for a position in government. >> carecen charges $50 for class registration and $25 for books. for more information, go to jchayward.com. click on hero central. >>> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. you missed a great last 15 minutes with henry winkler if you're just waking up.
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
devoted health care. the final two segments will cover the role of government and governing. with mitt romney and president obama in the final hours of preparing and holding mock debates it's up to the running mates to connect with the voters on the kpaun trail. >> together we'll win north carolina. >> reporter: vice presidented bien said something on tuesday the romney campaign agreed with. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan said the middle class has been buried. >> they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: the obama campaign said ryan took mr. biden's words out of context. the president will have the first word tonight, mitt romney will have the last. >> susan, thank you. this is where you can watch tonight's debate. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. meanwhile off the campaign trail conservative blogs were budsing about fox news recent airing about a 2007 speech by a then senator obama before a black audience. he expressed suspicion
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Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> reporter: romney used the trickle-down government phrase for the first time in the debate, saying the president believed in more government, big spending, and higher taxes calling his policies a failure. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're-- they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a-- this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> reporter: campaign aides say he will continue to hit obama hard on the economy and jobs. and will offer more specifics which they've been promising for some time. he is also ramping up spending on television after being outspent by the president more than two to one in swing states ask this morning released a new ad reinforcing his message in the debate. >> who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, nonpartisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. >> reporter: now, aft
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
neighbor. the government can now send troops or war planes across the border to attack syrian targets if turkey feels threatened. the turkish military fired for a second straight day. a rocket launched from syria hit a turkish town killing two women and three children. residents say they feel the war next door has spilled over. he says we are scared to death of when another bomb will strike. syria has apologized for the incident and claims it was an accident. europe and the u.s. both military allies of turkey condemned the border shelling. >> i once again urge the syrian authorities to end the violence and fully respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all neighboring countries. >> reporter: anti-war protestors clashed in the turkish capital. demonstrators marched to parliament they chanted "we don't want war." syria assured world leaders there won't be another border incident. monica villamizar, cbs news. >> rebel groups have been using turkish territory as a base to take down government troops. >>> d.c. police are investigating allegations that a guard sexually assaulted
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
rubble. the government blamed terrorists for the bombings. >>> ten years ago the entire washington, d.c. region spent three weeks living in fear. that time would be known as the sniper shootings. the first deadly shooting took place on the night of october 2, 2002. a man was shot in the parking lot of a shoppers food warehouse in wheaton, maryland. at first it was investigated as a single random shooting until the next morning when four people were shot to death. the snipers would kill ten people in all and injure three others. officers eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo. both were found guilty. malvo was sentenced to life in prison. muhammad was sentenced to death and he was executed in 2009. >>> a new e-mail scam makes you believe that you're getting a message from the f.b.i., but it's really trying to steal your money. one man got a message on his computer saying the f.b.i. had blocked his computer claiming he had done something illegal online. he says he got suspicious when the message he had to make -- the message said he had to make a $200 online payment wi
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. >> senator obama accuses the government of short changing victims of hurricane katrina. >> meanwhile republicans say joe biden just gave some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >> secretary clinton said she put together a commission to investigate the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> the pentagon put together a package to capture the terrorists that did this. >> american airlines plans to check 11 more planes for loose seat problems. the airlines blames improperly installed clamps that allowed seats dome loose. >> she was hit by a car, got stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >> the back of a manatee. >> looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. >> adam greenberg hit in the head by a pitch. the first and only pitch he ever saw until tonight. knee strikes out. >> all that -- >> even if you don't care about the election. >> i
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
% from september from 8.1% the previous month. yesterday, the government said 367,000 americans applied for first time unemployment benefits last week. that's up slightly from the previous week. but still fewer than wall street was expecting. and it turned out to be is really good day on wall street. checking the numbers -- >>> investors will be sharing shares of zynga today. the maker of farmville and other games saw the shares plunge 19% after the bell. that's after the company cut the profit outlook for the year. they are citing weakness in the flagship ville games like farm vim. >>> are we facebook friends? if so we're part of a billion member large community. that's right the world's largest social network said yesterday it now has more than one billion users. facebook now has its sites on breaking into china. the chinese government currently blocks facebook from its citizens. we're friends mike. >> we are friends. a lot of us are friends. and thank you for being our friend. >>> 40 years later the charles manson murders they're back in the news. we'll tell you why coming up
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
grant the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. if passed, congress or the president could still squash it while the entire council signed on to the deal, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she'll keep pushing congress to pass a budget economy bill. >>> five minutes after 5:00. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. this is the biggest part of the economy where the white collar jobs are created. dat institute for supply management -- today the stews for supply management releases its index for september. that could provide a hint about friday's big monthly reports that everybody is watching. wall street had a mixed finish yesterday. checking the numbers. the dow stands this morning at 13,482. the nasdaq down by six points and the s&p 500 was up by about a point. ifif our -- if you headed to the auto dealership, you had a lot of company. car
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
county government. the lawsuit stems from the arrest of the officer, richard meritt, last saturday. the arresting officers used excessive force and committed civil rights violations. assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent, false impressment and false arrest. the head of the chapter of the naacp says there's a pattern of improper police behavior in the county. >> this year has been an increase in a number of cases where citizens are being handcuffed and brutalized or used in their arrest. >> the lawsuit seeks $3 million. derek. >> lesli, they want your vote, but will they say anything to get it? here at u.s.a. today, they are separating spin from truth during tonight's presidential debate. we'll be here all night long. >>> don't count on using a big portion of the gw parkway this weekend. the national park service says the northbound lanes will be closed between south run and chain bridge. work to stabilize rocks along the roadway will start around 7:15 friday night. but those lanes should reopen by 5:30 monday morning. >>> did you know that some of you
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Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
which he said to a fund-raiser 47% of the people in the country are dependent on government, believe that they're victims and will never vote for him. on the fox news channel last night, mr. romney said he was "completely wrong." he went on to say his life has shown he cares about 100% and that, as the president, he will be about helping the 100%. that debate this week between the candidates drew more than 67 million viewers. that's 28% more than watched the first presidential debate four years ago. for more than three weeks since the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya there have been questions about security for u.s. diplomats in the weeks and the months leading up to that attack. sharyl attkisson learned today that a former top security official for the embassy in libya has been called to testify before congress next week. sharyl's in washington tonight. sharyl? >> reporter: a subpoena was issued for the official who is a national guard army green beret who headed up a special forces security team in libya he says his military group and a six member state department elite
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
would be a landmark amendment to the d.c. charter. it would grant the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without approval from congress. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. congress or the president could still crush it. the council is behind the effort. d.c.'s delete opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget atonmy through a bill in congress. >>> you get paid a half million dollars just for being smart. there's a bit more to it than that. but coming up, we'll speak with a local writer who is a fellow. they call him geniuses. i'll do my best to keep up. >> you do that. still to come in this half hour, a senator's legend weighs in on watching the nationals head to the playoffs. topper. >> we have some clouds. right now, nothing on radar near us, however, we'll show you radar down to the south. different story. we'll tell you where those showers are headed. if they're headed for the ball park and what lies in store for our morning commute tomorrow. >> one airline takes those baggage fee
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> concerned about the government's role in social issues. >> it doesn't have a role in making decisions for women. it doesn't have a role in deciding who can marry. it doesn't have a role in these issues that really government should not be concerned about. >> thompson says the national debt that is being left to her daughter is also a women's issue. >> even if you don't support abortion itself, that's not an indicator of whether or not you support women issues. there's a lot more to that. >> thompson both plan to closely watch wednesday night's debate. the romney campaign holds a phone bank for women each week and the obama campaign holds parties and meetings targeting women. in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, anita, back to you. >> okay, danielle, thank you. this first debate is focused on domestic issues. mitt romney and president obama will spend the first half tackling the economy. the second half addressing healthcare. another national concern. channel 9 is your go-to station for tomorrow night's debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today to fact check what the candidates ha
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
threw out the state voter i.d. law tuesday. it requires people show a government issued photo identification in order to vote. >>> a great year for the nats. two runs last night. adam la roche hit his 33rd home run of the year. nats topped the phillies 4-2. with a win today d.c. can secure the best record in baseball. >>> our time is 6:54. and time now to get the answer to our question of the morning. in the last year, four out of ten american adults say they've gone a week without using which of these things, is it a, a vehicle, b, cash, or c, the tv if. >> the answer is b, cash. that's what we thought. >> absolutely. and all of our viewers who checked in, most of them thought it was. we have one more check of traffic and weather right here next on 9news now. don't go away. >>> one more thing before we go. it's not really bring your pet to work today but andrea decided to do it and we're thrilled. >> he's so cute. >> critters for the cure calendar, jc hayward and her two doggies are on the cover of the calendar as a breast cancer survivor. anita brikman and i are also on the
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
saturday. it was a victory lap. >> trickle down government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i instead want to keep taxes down on small businesses to create jobs. >> an instant cbs news poll of the uncommittedded voters showed that he won the first debate by a margin of 2-1. speaking on thursday, he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion on how many people to put on food stamp and how many you can get a good job to get off the food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging on thursday, something that critics say he should have done at the debate. >> the president told the crowd of supporters in denver that a different challenger showed up on wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. seeing $5,000 in tax cuts. and they said that he didn't know anything about that. >> and the president slammed romney for saying that he would cut funding. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> president ob
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